New Feminist Comedy: “Sex, War, and Syphilis”
April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
These new works challenge audiences to rethink their own perspectives on gender, sexuality, privilege, and community through comedy. Feminist comedy is essential to building a community of artists and audiences committed to gender equity.
Sex, War, and Syphilis is written by Katherine Glover and directed by Morgan Holmes.
A historical comedy about government efforts during World War I to protect soldiers from syphilis by policing young women’s sexuality. It’s 1917 and the once sleepy town of Des Moines has been inundated with soldiers-in-training. Seventeen-year-old Hazel is entranced by these young men in uniform, and her best friend Florence doesn’t like it one bit. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., the war department has launched a new agency dedicated solely to protecting soldiers from syphilis — and from girls like Hazel.
Production dates: April 6th – 15th, 2018 at Crane Studio, 2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413
NOTE: Parking and the entrance to the theater are located at the back of the building. There is also ample free street parking available in the evenings.